USTR Removes Glycine From Duty-Free Import Program

Law360, Washington (July 17, 2017, 5:31 PM EDT) -- The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative agreed to remove the synthetic amino acid glycine from a list of compounds that can be shipped into the U.S. duty-free, following complaints from a domestic producer that Chinese companies were abusing the program, the U.S. company announced Friday.

GEO Specialty Chemicals, a Pennsylvania-based firm, has advocated for years against Chinese companies transshipping its glycine through countries like India to take advantage of the U.S. Generalized System of Preferences program, which allows more than 100 developing countries to import...
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